My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


New Issue of Knitcircus

The Spring 2011 issue of Knitcircus is up!

In this issue you will find my article: “Do-It-Yourself  Aran Design.” I hope you enjoy it.

This is a spectacular issue — lots of beautiful patterns! And be sure to check out the scarf contest.

As usual, the extremely generous editor-in-chief Jaala Spiro has authorized me to give away two one-year subscriptions and ten pattern collections from this issue. Want to win one? Leave a comment on this blog post by noon eastern time on Sunday, February 6 to be entered in the drawing.

I have no knitting content for you here because I have done no knitting. So all you get is a photo of Lucy.

I think she’s a little confused about the concept of Groundhog Day and is trying to avoid seeing her shadow.


  1. Woohoo! Congrats on the design, too.
    I need to finish a project so I can cast on for something new & fun!
    Plazajen´s last blog post ..1-676 Days

  2. Ooh! Pick me! 😉

  3. Wendy, how is the hand. Here in Ohio the weather is bad, bad,bad. Snow, then ice,and more snow. The driveway is like an ice rink. Hope it is spring soon!!!!!!!!!!! Would love a subscription.

  4. I would LOVE a subscription!

  5. Count me in! Thank you KnitCircus!

  6. Ooo, pick me, pick me!

  7. I wanna win! 🙂 Hi Lucy!!

  8. I hope your hand is healing well. I don’t blame that groundhog if he doesn’t come out yet, I could barely muster the courage to shovel this morning. Love Knitcircus!

  9. I’d love to get a subscription to the magazine or one of the pattern collections!. Hope your hand is feeling better!

  10. Absolutely! That cover pattern is beautiful and I’m intrigued by the title of your article. Hope you’re healing up well!

  11. Pick me! Purrman says Hi to Lucy!

  12. Hope you have a speedy recovery. This is my first time posting, but I’ve been reading for a long time. Love the Lucy pics, but miss seeing your knitting in progress.


  13. Celestine says:

    Please count me in for the drawing. Take care of yourself. Looks like Lucy is resting and taking care of herself.

  14. Ooh I wanna win one.
    Laura´s last blog post ..New Issue of Knitcircus

  15. Wow, that would be great! I’m really sorry to hear about your injury… hope you are healed up soon and can get back to knitting!

  16. ooooh! Pick me! :o)

  17. Alicia Howard says:

    Hope you are feeling better soon so that you can get back to knitting!

  18. congrats on your article. It’s very good in explaning how to create your own aran.

    Hope your hand isn’t hurting so much anymore.

  19. I miss your knitting content, but would sure love to win!

  20. No. knitting.

    The heart wrenches……have Teddy make you some tea?

  21. RedfordPhyl says:

    Sending good vibes for fast bone healing. Fractured a thumb once upon a time, and the entire hand was totally useless. PITA.

  22. Anastasia says:

    So sorry you’re still not able to knit! You must be going CRAZY 🙁 Here’s hoping you’ll be good as new soon!!

    Oh, and please enter me in the giveaway 🙂 Thanks so much!

  23. OliviaKnits says:

    Lucy is always acceptable blog-fodder 😉

    And I’d love a sub to Knit Circus!

  24. I just want to ruffle Lucy’s tummy fur!

  25. sure let’s try. Thanks for the opportunity. Really hoping you heal quickly.

  26. Sherry Coleman says:

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  27. Congratulations on having an article in such a fine publication. Hope you’re healing well.

  28. Nancy FP in Ferndale says:

    Ohhhhhhh, pick me, pick me, pleeeeeeease. Hi Lucy – and for those of you buried in snow, here in northwestern California the sun is shining and daffodils are blooming and it feels like spring. I planted more bulbs yesterday and am holding myself back from putting vegetable starts in – we WILL get some really cold weather and all that work’ll be wasted.

  29. Ooh, great giveaway!

  30. Wendy,
    I hope your healing process is less painful this week. We miss your “knitting content” so get well soon!

    Kathlene and Lucy Cat in Iowa
    KateinIowa´s last blog post ..Goodbye- 2010!

  31. Congratulations on your article in KnitCircus! I am working on knitting a pair of your slip stitch heel basic socks (on one circular needle ala Melissa Morgan-Oakes). Thanks for all you do for the knitting world. How is the hand healing? (Pick me please.)
    Cathy E´s last blog post ..Back in Business!!!

  32. Pics of Lucy are always welcome, but i do miss your knitting. Hope your hand heals swiftly!

  33. Thank you for the giveaway! Lovely patterns.

  34. Pick me, I love Knit Circus! Thanks for the opportunity!

  35. I hope your patience holds out while the hand heals and you can’t knit. Greetings to Lucy.

  36. I was just looking at the patterns in this issue on Ravelry!
    I’d love to win a full year subscription!
    Thank you!

  37. Ooh, pick me! =)

  38. Me, me, me! I hope your hand is feeling better!
    Laura´s last blog post ..Today’s Picture

  39. I don’t know how you have possibly made it this long without knitting. I hope your hand continues to heal well!

  40. Congrats on the DIY aran article, very cool & inspiring.

  41. I’d love to win! I hope your hand feels better soon!

  42. Would love to win, Wendy. Even if it hurts, it would be very frustrating to not knit. You should let us know what you’re doing to save your sanity.

  43. Lucy looks as though *she* is hibernating! Maybe she did see her shadow

  44. This issue is just wonderful. There are several patterns that I already know I want to knit right away! I would love to win this. 🙂

  45. Oo pick me pick me! then get better and start knitting again!

  46. Loved your article. I almost think I could create a sweater now.

  47. Shirley. in PA says:

    Lucy’s photo works for me, although I am sorry you can’t knit yet. I hope your hands heals quickly, and we reach the end of ice and snow.

  48. Hope the weather isn’t bad for your hand and that it’s healing well. Please enter me into the Knitcircus related contest. Thanks!

  49. i’d love to win! i was really excited when i saw your article. it’s a doozy, in a good way!
    captainsharmie´s last blog post ..FO- underwater heaven and hell

  50. Stephanie M says:

    Thank you generous Knitcircus people!

  51. Wow, looks like a great issue. Looking forward to more thoroughly perusing it. Hope your hand heals quickly!

  52. I love this issue of KnitCircus! It kept me very entertained at work today. I hope you’re hand is feeling better!

  53. I hope you are healing well. Cool article in KnitCircus.

  54. hope all is mending well in your hand!

  55. Well, to see your shadow, you have to be awake…

    Me, please, for the drawing?!

    Diana´s last blog post ..South America Day 16- The Last Sea Day

  56. ohh how fun it would be to win! Sending good thoughts for your hand!
    leah´s last blog post ..Trying something new this year!

  57. Sorry to hear that you’re still not knitting. 🙁 On the other hand, that is a truly beautiful issue and I would love to have a set! (and if I don’t win, I will probably buy it, because it’s a steal.)

  58. I love Lucy! She, like me, is ready for Spring!! I also love Knitcircus. The photos are so wonderful and artistic!

  59. Thank you for the giveaway. I hope that your hand is healing well.

  60. I have never seen Knitcircus, so I’d love to win… in the meantime I’ll go and see if i can check it out!
    floribunda´s last blog post ..Will swap for fabric

  61. Would love a subscription! So many beautiful patterns. Thanks!

  62. Hope your healing is progressing and you will be back to knitting soon!

  63. oh, how exciting! I never win anything, but you can´t blame me for trying.
    best wishes from Iceland
    Fríða´s last blog post ..FO nr 7-2011

  64. A photo of Lucy, a magazine giveaway – both good things. Here’s hoping your hand starts feeling better real soon!

  65. Robin Pearce says:

    Just a photo of Lucy is enough to make me happy.

  66. kelly-ann (on ravelry) says:

    I love the new issue – pretty shawls and the mitts are very pretty.

  67. Julia in KW says:

    Lovely Issue – would love greater access to it! (Hope you’re doing better, too!)

  68. Would love to win. Can’t imagine having been stuck inside for the last two days as I’ve been without being able to knit — my sympathies on your hand. As for *all* we get being pictures of Lucy — she’s got that ugly groundhog beat any day.
    Ariadne´s last blog post ..On Ice- Take Two

  69. Thanks for torturing your broken hand to offer us goodies (and a Wendy/Lucy fix! We need that with this dreadful weather!) I wanna win, please. Just finished a project. need something new that’s not the sweater I’ve been slogging through for 8 months. . .

  70. I’ve never seen this magazine – will definitely have to look for it at the bookstore!

  71. A photo of Lucy is always good!

    Please pick me!

  72. I’ve never seen that magazine but would love to wander thru its pages. I never met a knitting mag I didn’t like.

  73. I’ve been thinking about designing an aran lately, so your article came out at the perfect time. I just have to find a chance to read it.
    Marlana´s last blog post ..January

  74. Great prize!!!

  75. I previewed the new issue of Knitcircus this morning, and it had several lovely things for my queue. Thanks for the chance.

  76. Count me in!
    Lucy looks lovely.

  77. Free knitting mags? You’re awesome! Thanks so much for the offer.

  78. Hope you have a speedy recovery and count me in. Even if I don’t win a free subscription, I will subscribe. Looks like a great mag.

  79. Michaeline says:

    Winning would be great! Pick me randon number generator!!!

  80. Hello! It’s my first comment on this blog. I discovered KnitCircus yesterday and decided to get it somehow, and now I see there is a chance for a lot more than one issue 🙂 Well, count me in! Best regards and get well soon!

  81. I would be very happy to win one of these prizes!

  82. Alejandro says:

    I’d love a year subscription to KnitCirus!

  83. Speedy and full recovery to you, my dear. We miss your knitting content but I bet you miss your knitting more! Be well; be happy.

  84. Please consider me entered! I don’t know how you’re coping without being able to knit, but I’m sure Lucy is giving you lots of attention to make up for it. 😉

  85. Thanks for the give-away. It would be great to win. I hope your hand is up to knitting soon; it must be terribly frustrating for you.

  86. Would love to win this prize! Thanks, Wendy and Jaala!

    Hope your hand heals quickly. I’m sure Lucy is missing some stroking, too!

  87. Stacy and the rugrats says:


  88. Please count me in for the drawing, thank you!

    I bet Lucy can predict better’n Phil can, any day of the week. Hi, Lucy! Hope your hand is healing up too, Wendy. Take care of yourselves, ladies! x

  89. Hope your hand is healing. Lucy has the right idea, curled up and cute.

  90. I wish you could knit! Hope you get there soon.

  91. Hope you’re mending quickly so you can get back to knitting! Meanwhile, enjoy some quality time with your kitty…

  92. After much trial and error, I have finally started knitting. Made a couple of cowls, and then got frustrated trying my hand at felted slippers.
    I will keep practicing, and hopefully someday will be able to make a sweater or at least finish the slippers.

  93. I would love a subscription to KnitCircus just about as much as I would love to live Lucy’s life.

  94. I would love to have one of these.

  95. Oh boy! You know the neatest publications! I’ll be glued to the new issue as soon as I post this.

    I hope the hand is healing well. When I can’t knit for one reason or another, time just d-r-a-g-s.

  96. Hope you are mending well and feeling better soon. I miss seeing those knits fly by on your blog.

    Meanwhile I will enter again to try and win; never give up, never surrender!

  97. Helen Johnson says:

    Glad you’re on the mend, Wendy. Knit Circus looks fabulous.

    Be sure to give Lucy a chin scritch for me. 🙂

  98. I’d love a subscription to KnitCircus! I hope your hand heals quickly so you can get back to knitting!

  99. Nice article! Count me in for the drawing please.

  100. I am so sorry about your hand. I hope you have a full and fast recovery.